Giles Cooling & Heating is Chamber business of month

Published 8:25 pm Friday, April 5, 2019

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor

Giles Cooling & Heating in Clanton has been named the business of the month for April by the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber honored the business during a small ceremony on April 4.

“It’s pretty cool,” said co-owner Johnny Giles. “We take pride in what we do, and we’re excited about it.”

Johnny and his brother Phillip purchased the business from their parents, Lamar and Audrey Giles, about 10 years ago.

Johnny said his father started the company in 1985.

“He had been in business for many years doing the same trade,” Johnny said. “He just decided to start his own business.”

Johnny said he and his brother have been working for the company for 29 and 30 years respectively.

“We are a service-oriented company,” Johnny said. “We have a great staff. We really invest a lot of training and time into our staff. We have a big staff for this size town. We have a lot of service trucks and men who turn out a lot of work in a pretty quick fashion. We stand behind what we sell. We have always tried to do every job just like it was our house. That was the way my dad did it, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

Giles Cooling & Heating offers several different services to both new and existing customers.

“We do new construction work, heating and air in new homes, and we do commercial work,” Johnny said. “Our bread and butter is our service — repairing units and preventative maintenance contracts. We have a lot of customers around the county that have preventative maintenance contracts with us. We take care of those customers during the offseason. We check their units and work on them off peak time. We try to fix a lot of problems before it gets hot, so they don’t break down when it is hot.”

Giles Cooling & Heating is located at 603 Fourth Ave. N.